Arts and Entertainment

Ryan McMahon is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Ryan McMahon)
Ryan McMahon is headed to the Duncan Showroom on Friday, April 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Ryan McMahon)
Pharis and Jason Romero headline the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival to be held at Laketown Ranch in Youbou on June 17 to 19, 2022. (Laureen Carruthers photo)

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival back in June

Headliners Pharis and Jason Romero, The Lonesome Ace Stringband and more

Pharis and Jason Romero headline the Cowichan Valley Bluegrass Festival to be held at Laketown Ranch in Youbou on June 17 to 19, 2022. (Laureen Carruthers photo)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

At a pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s feel-good ‘CODA’ triumphs as best picture

Drama erupts as Will Smith slaps presenter Chris Rock

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “King Richard” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Musicians Margaret St Cyr, Ted Rhodes and Yvonne Gillespie will take audiences on a Musical Journeys Sunday, March 27 2022. (Photo courtesy of Ted Rhodes)

Cowichan artists invite you to take Musical Journeys

Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. in Duncan United Church

  • Mar 24, 2022
Musicians Margaret St Cyr, Ted Rhodes and Yvonne Gillespie will take audiences on a Musical Journeys Sunday, March 27 2022. (Photo courtesy of Ted Rhodes)
Chris Ronald and John MacArthur Ellis are headed to the Chapel at Providence Farm for a show on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Folk Guild)
Chris Ronald and John MacArthur Ellis are headed to the Chapel at Providence Farm for a show on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Cowichan Folk Guild)
Last summer the Shawnigan Players staged ‘The Winter’s Tale’. In 2022 the production will be ‘Cymbeline’, with auditions scheduled for March 29 and 31, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Last summer the Shawnigan Players staged ‘The Winter’s Tale’. In 2022 the production will be ‘Cymbeline’, with auditions scheduled for March 29 and 31, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Hip hop group Wu Tang Clan is headed to the Cowichan Valley for Laketown Shakedown 2022. (Facebook)

Wu-Tang Clan, The Glorious Sons, Arkells and more headline Laketown Shakedown 2022 in Cowichan

This is the first year back for the festival since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020

Hip hop group Wu Tang Clan is headed to the Cowichan Valley for Laketown Shakedown 2022. (Facebook)
Michael Kaeshammer is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage on Saturday, March 26, 2022 for a show. (Photo courtesy for Newman Music)

Kaeshammer brings unique blend of styles to Cowichan stage

Cowichan Peforming Arts Centre, Saturday, March 26

  • Mar 21, 2022
Michael Kaeshammer is heading to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage on Saturday, March 26, 2022 for a show. (Photo courtesy for Newman Music)
The Legends show is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Poster)

Musical Legends coming to Cowichan stage

The show will include tributes to Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley and Motown

The Legends show is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Poster)
Jasmine Norris if one of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council youth showcase winners for 2022. (Photo courtesy of CVAC)
Jasmine Norris if one of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council youth showcase winners for 2022. (Photo courtesy of CVAC)
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin. (Photo by Kevin Light)

Review: Symphony soars in tribute to John Williams

Under the baton of Sean O’Loughlin their principal pops conductor we heard 12 very different scores

  • Feb 27, 2022
Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin. (Photo by Kevin Light)
Valley artist Val Konig’s art will be on display at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Portals Annex from March 15-29. (Courtesy of CVAC)

Lake Cowichan artist Val Konig brings ‘Diversity’ to March show

Wife’s stroke prompts painter’s husband to plan displays

Valley artist Val Konig’s art will be on display at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s Portals Annex from March 15-29. (Courtesy of CVAC)
Lumière (Grant Mellemstrand) and pieces of enchanted cutlery invite Belle (Alora Killam) to be their guest for dinner during the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which will once again take to the stage in Duncan in April. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Lumière (Grant Mellemstrand) and pieces of enchanted cutlery invite Belle (Alora Killam) to be their guest for dinner during the Cowichan Musical Society’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which will once again take to the stage in Duncan in April. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Afrique en Cirque is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan for a pair of performance on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kalabanté Productions)
Afrique en Cirque is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan for a pair of performance on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Kalabanté Productions)
Joane Moran and Catherine Taron will be showing 50 paintings in the ReStART Art Show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby gallery beginning Feb. 23, 2022. (poster)
Joane Moran and Catherine Taron will be showing 50 paintings in the ReStART Art Show at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby gallery beginning Feb. 23, 2022. (poster)
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
The Mini Competitive Jazz dancers perform to ‘Ain’t No Other Man’. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Todd McAneeley’s woodwork will be featured in the windows of the Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan during February. (Woodwork by Todd McAneeley)

A&E column: Art of wood and math coming to Cowichan

Two art displays and a reminder to get your Sunfest tickets

Todd McAneeley’s woodwork will be featured in the windows of the Imagine That! gallery in downtown Duncan during February. (Woodwork by Todd McAneeley)
There’s plenty of fun coming up at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, including a dance show from Cowichan’s own Adagé Studio on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
There’s plenty of fun coming up at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, including a dance show from Cowichan’s own Adagé Studio on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Citizen file)
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)
Jules Sherred, photographer and owner of Polaris Creative, is putting together an exhibit that combines two of his greatest passions: food and advocacy for those with disabilities. (Polaris Creative photo)